You’ve got to hand it to AMC: they absolutely understood what Americans wanted from their cars back in 1967. They understood that most Americans just wanted a powerful, roomy vehicle they could drive to out-of-the-way, color-matching fields where they could play their cellos in peace, as they made their fellow cello-playing friends have to hike to find them.

Is that too much to ask?

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Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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